General Poetry posted September 3, 2015


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Take that Brothers Grimm! (a sonnet)

The Match Girl's Redemption

by Quire's Gal


A little girl stood stalwart by a wall
as steely Winter seeped into her bones.
"A cent a match," she meekly tried to call
as numbing winds developed into moans.

With nearly frozen eyes, she struck a match;
its fleeting warmth unlocked her icy gaze,
just long enough to see her dwindling batch
and long to witness one last warming blaze.

A stranger paused and queried, "Why so grim?"
With frozen tongue she choked out her lament.
"Come let us to my home," where on a whim
he bought her matches adding ten percent.


It took but one--a stanger's act to save;

The Brothers Grimm are rolling in their grave.


 


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